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If you used a credit card to pay for services or products at The UPS Store this year, your private information may have been hacked. In a statement issued this week, The UPS Store Inc. says that 51 of its franchise locations across the country were victims of a malware attack. Read More
Does your boss consider you lazy for not working more than 40 hours in the workweek? Most companies in America believe that the more hours you work, the more productive you’re likely to be. However research shows this rationale isn’t always the case where overall productivity and disposable income Read More
Creating a worksite wellness program is a great step toward encouraging healthy habits with employees. The benefits don’t stop there though: Studies reveal correlations between worksite wellness programs and performance! Read More
Like it or not, as a small business owner, one of your primary roles (if you’ve got employees, that is), is that of leader. If you haven’t had a lot of experience in the past in leading people, you might need a few pointers for polishing your skills. Read More
As the years roll on, podcasts still continue to be popular. We’re excited to announce the 5th Annual Top 100 Small Business Podcasts 2014 Edition.
As many of you may already know, each year we choose 100 of the most informative small business podcasts we can find. While there are many great busin Read More

Hiring in the Social Media World

Hiring in the Social Media World Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Management
From http://www.inc.com 7 days ago
Made Hot by: centrifugePR on August 21, 2014 7:55 am
With companies focusing so much on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for marketing, customer service, sales, and even human resources, having social media skills is becoming a requirement for staff. Today, employees are expected to be more multi-faceted and have a wide range of skills. Read More
We all want positive reviews. Your company will survive some bad reviews, should you receive any. In fact, you may even learn some things from negative reviews that ultimately will help your business improve and become better. In the long run, it may be one of the best things to happen to your busi Read More

Permissions for the Facebook Messenger App Raise Concerns

Permissions for the Facebook Messenger App Raise Concerns Avatar Posted by Jed under Social Media
From http://smallbiztrends.com 10 days ago
Made Hot by: robinandy58 on August 21, 2014 1:13 pm
The Internet is agog over the seemingly intrusive permissions for the Facebook Messenger app. If you use Facebook to communicate with your contacts, you soon may have no choice but to use the app which will soon be the only way mobile users will be able to send messages on Facebook. Read More
We all claim to want more customers more often, but are we doing what it takes to get that done? I asked Sarah Reilly Engel, VP of Merchant Success at Belly, a loyalty rewards company for retailers, to share advice with us. Read More
Have you ever had a hobby that you thought just might work as a business? Denise Zannu was once a schoolteacher who simply enjoyed making soap for herself. Now she has a full business with multiple product lines including soap and other bath and body products as well. She’s been in business almost Read More

Free, Fast & Easy: A new way to communicate benefits to employees

  We know that as a small business owner, you have your hands full. Aflac has made it easier for you to communicate …
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Contributor of the Week Tom Shivers: Capturing Success

Who would have guessed that two decades ago, BizSugar Contributor of the Week Tom Shivers' career dissatisfaction would … More
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